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Ohio grants permits for 17 more wells

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has granted permits for 17 more horizontal wells to be drilled across five counties in the eastern part of the state, according to a recent report by WOSU Public Media. The state permits will allow further development of the Utica shale formation. Youngstown State University geologist Jeffrey Dick commented on how bountiful the ...

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Ohio college to offer oil and gas landman major, certification

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media An Eastern Ohio college is vying to become the first in the state to offer oil and gas landman certification, according to a recent report by the Marietta Times. The new major offered by Marietta College titled Land and Energy Management is being launched to give students an alternative to its well-respected petroleum engineering ...

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U.S. plan to explore for Atlantic oil assailed

James M. O’Neill | The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) The Obama administration took a big step Friday toward reopening the Atlantic coast to exploration for oil and gas – a move that was attacked by environmentalists and political leaders in New Jersey. On Friday, the federal government approved the use of sonic cannons to discover deposits under the ocean floor by ...

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This Week’s Top Energy Jobs

CONOR O’SULLIVAN | Breaking Energy  The energy industry – oil & gas sector in particular – is bracing itself for a massive wave of retirements over the short to medium term, which has been dubbed “The Great Shift Change.” As the industry prepares for this turnover, companies are looking to the next generation of candidates with skills ranging from finance, ...

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Mexico may let foreign companies enter its Eagle Ford next year


Jennifer Hiller, The San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO — Foreign companies may have a crack at contracts to drill in the Eagle Ford Shale in Mexico as early as next year. But with lingering questions about geology, security, regulation and how much money could be made, it’s unclear whether or when the South Texas energy boom will follow the formation across the ...

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Petroleum geologist to present new evidence on human-induced earthquakes


A petroleum geologist who served on a committee studying how, when and where fluid injected underground can cause earthquakes will speak today on recent revelations about hydraulic fracturing and underground wastewater injections. Donald Clarke, a California-based petroleum geology consultant and professor at University of Southern California will deliver a talk titled, “Hydraulic Fracturing and Earthquakes: How Do We Move Forward ...

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Residents not alarmed by possible drilling near Moraine State Park


If Moraine State Park is opened up to Marcellus shale drilling, one of the biggest impacts could come from a significant increase in traffic from crews hauling equipment and fracking water, a Slippery Rock University professor said. A drill site could be located about a mile from any state park or forest property, said Brian Miller, assistant professor of geology ...

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Earthquakes in Texas increasingly common, but rarely severe

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The ground trembles, the walls shake and then homes are destroyed. Could the South Plains be victim to rumbling earthquakes? According to experts, some parts already are — but rarely that severe. “Texas has always had minor quakes, but sometimes larger ones,” said Don Blakeman, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey. “There’s more activity in West Texas because of ...

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